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Counterintelligence: Corporate Espionage

Counterintelligence can be described as activities designed to prevent or thwart spying, intelligence gathering, and sabotage by an enemy or other foreign entity. This guide provides books, articles, reports, websites, and videos on the subject.

Corporate Espionage

Corporate Espionage is the unlawful theft/acquisition of intellectual property, such as key trade secret and patent information as well as industrial manufacturing techniques and processes, ideas and formulas.                                                                                                                                       

Related terms:

Industrial Espionage is the theft of trade secrets by the removal, copying or recording of confidential or valuable information in a company for use by a competitor.                        

Economic Espionage is foreign power-sponsored or coordinated intelligence activity directed at the U.S. government or U.S. corporations, establishments, or persons, designed to unlawfully or clandestinely influence sensitive economic policy decisions or to unlawfully obtain sensitive financial, trade, or economic policy information; proprietary economic information; or critical technologies.                                    

Competitive Intelligence is the continuous process of monitoring a firm's industry or market to identify current and future competitors, their current and announced activities,  how their actions will affect the firm, and how to respond.             

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Podcast-- Corporate Espionage

Video-- U.S. Losing Corporate Espionage Fight: Counterintelligence Expert

Video-- Real-World Spy Stories of Economic Espionage: War By Other Means

Information on industrial espionage, economic espionage, corporate spying, corporate espionage


Online Resources